It was a hell of an NHL Trade Deadline for the Vegas Golden Knights who significantly got better in a number of areas.
After trading for two-time Stanley Cup Champion Alec Martinez days before, the Vegas Golden Knights had themselves a day on Monday.
While they decided not to enter into the market for a puck-moving defenseman given the price they would have had to pay, the Knights instead did something much better.
With the minutes ticking down, it was reported that the Golden Knights had pulled off a blockbuster trade for Chicago Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner.
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It was a stunning move that no one saw coming and it automatically gave Vegas one of the best goaltending tandems in the entire NHL.
Not content with just acquiring a goalie, though, the Golden Knights also traded for forward Nick Cousins from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round pick.
Vegas needed to address their lack of secondary scoring and they certainly did that, while adding a player in Cousins who will also bring a bucketload of skill and grit to the table.
Then, to round off what was an incredibly busy day, the Golden Knights announced that they had re-signed veteran defenseman Nick Holden to a new two-year, $3,400,000 contract.
Holden has morphed into a solid stay-at-home defenseman for the Golden Knights, and it was a smart decision to lock up the 32-year-old for the next two years.
Overall, it was an impressive day at the office for the Vegas Golden Knights and we decided to grade the three moves made on Monday, before giving the NHL Trade Deadline an overall grade.